You don't have to travel all the way to Hollywood to experience the glitz and glamour of the movie world, as there are loads of fantastic cinematic opportunities to be enjoyed right here in London. Indeed, Leicester Square regularly plays host to the European premiere of blockbuster hits, giving fans the chance to see their favourite stars on the red carpet.
However, there is one event that trumps them all, and that is the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival (LFF).
Held each October, the festival is considered to be one of the best events of its kind in the world, attracting a host of stars and featuring a superb array of movie screenings, talks, presentations and much more.
This year's LFF will kick off on October 8th, and, as has become tradition, will last for 12 days, finishing on the 19th of the month.
Anyone who has been eagerly awaiting the release of the festival's programme will be thrilled to hear that organisers have recently announced that the closing night will feature a screening of the upcoming World War II movie Fury, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayer – both of whom will be in attendance in London on the night.
Telling the story of an army sergeant who takes his tank crew on a mission behind enemy lines, the film has been described by LFF director Clare Stewart as "a resounding cinematic success".
Of course, this is just one of the many amazing movies that are set to be screened at the festival, and fans of English actor Benedict Cumberbatch will no doubt be interested to hear that the star is lined up to appear on the opening night, when his new movie The Imitation Game – which tells the story of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing – will receive its premiere.
Screenings and other events will be held at the BFI centre on the South Bank, as well is in Leicester Square, both of which are easy to access from all central London hotels.